Former A&P Fresh
Opened: October 9, 2015
Opened: October 9, 2015
Location: 55 Riverwalk Place, West New York, NJ
A&P Fresh opened here in the mid 2000's on the first floor of the Riverwalk Place Apartments. A liquor store and a Starbucks are located in the same building right around the corner. Other shops and restaurants are scattered throughout the complex. This beautiful, brand-new Acme opened on October 9th, 2015. (My phone insists on making the ACME sign look orange when it's lit up.)
The circular stand includes directories for customers (see below) to take with them into the store. Acme retained the layout of the store for the most part. I have been shopping here pretty frequently since the store opened. Very few changes have happened since Acme opened. The store was already in excellent condition and Acme took the whole place up a notch. The produce department has improved tremendously. A&P couldn't seem to keep it fresh.
Quick turn to the left, just inside the entrance. The Café is right around the corner and Produce is to the right...
Yes, the Produce is fresh! So far, anyway. Floral is to the right. We'll head through Produce and make a left...
This used to be A&P salad dressing, crackers and gourmet foods area. Acme moved the salad dressing to the grocery aisles and turned this into the health food department. The shelves lining the left wall are the gluten-free products. Acme also removed A&P's shelves which ran the other direction. Such an improvement as shoppers can move through this area more easily. Acme did NOT remove the spot lights here as they are doing in other A&P and Pathmark locations. This store is a little brighter overall than some others. The natural light through the windows really helps too. I wouldn't be surprised if new lighting was installed at some point.
Acme is restoring some of the fresh food options A&P gave up on. The hot foods bar is being stocked again but only with a few selections.
All of the scales in the service departments have a bright ACME logo on the screen. Looks pretty sharp in person.
The Salad Bar is back! In recent years A&P stocked this with bottled drinks.
The entrance there at the front. The Café just offers self-serve coffee...
I had a cup and it was pretty good! They're probably not going to sell much with a Starbucks in the same building.
This is a shot from the "Future Acme Markets" post that show the registers in the back of the store. I didn't get an updated shot of the area now that Acme has taken over. Nothing has changed other than both registers being open! Never once did I see A&P have both registers open and the line could get long. The doors lead out to the parking garage.
Acme stickers placed right over A&P fresh! You'd never know it!
The cases are stocked beautifully in the Meat Department...
These photos were taken very early in the morning so there weren't many shoppers around.
While this store lacks a bit of variety due to its size, the place is immaculate and very convenient.
Safeway brands are being rolled out to Acme. More in some categories than others. There's still a bottle of SupreValu's Chill soda hanging on for dear life. If I never see that logo again, it will be too soon. Awful. The design of Safeway's soda packaging is light years better. Doesn't even look like a store brand!
Here we have Safeway's Snack Artist brand.. and a lot of it.
This is an issue in many places in the store. Same thing is happening at the Edgewater store. You have both Safeway and SuperValu brands mixed together in the same category. I'm assuming Pantry Essentials is a low-end Safeway brand. Can't wait until I never see an Essential Everyday product on Acme's shelves! Safeway's packaging isn't so painfully generic.
The Lucerne brand is showing up in Dairy. All of Acme's milk now has this label.
Dairy cases with doors along this side of the aisle.
End case filled with clearance items! Acme is apparently not carrying any of these items. The Edgewater store still has tons of items on clearance, up and down all of the aisles.
The Pharmacy in the front corner.
A look across the front-end with a huge display of Ivin's Famous Spiced Wafers! One of the things I am loving about the 2 new Acmes in this area is the lack of clutter throughout the store. Hopefully they don't start junking up these places with tons of displays every where you turn.
Thank YOU Acme for coming to West New York! Just downloaded My Mixx to my phone yesterday and clipped a bunch of coupons for my next visit.
They pealed the "Express Yourself" letters off of the self-checkout signs and replaced them with tiny little numbers. I don't think you can even see them in these photos. I haven't missed the self-checkouts here. They always have enough registers open so there isn't much of a wait to check-out.
The Pharmacy end of the store...
Manhattan off in the distance.
This was sad to see... the A&P graveyard. Carts. Shelving. Broken down displays. All outta here.
Some of the signs around the building...
Looks like a fire damage above the "A".
The shopping center's sign out on River Road. ACME at the top of the list right where it should be!
Acme is off to an incredible start in West New York. The store can only get more successful as apartment building continue to go up in this area.